Neiron Ball Bio
Neiron Ball was a former Florida Gators and Oakland Raiders outside linebacker. He played college football for the University of Florida and was drafted by the Raiders in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
|Wiki / Biography|
|Birth Date||20 August 1992|
|Birth Place||Jackson, Georgia, United States|
|Death Date||10 September 2019|
American football player
|Parents||Johanna Ball, Ronnie Ball|
|Education||Jackson High School|
|Net Worth||Update Soon|
He was born on 20 August 1992 and died on 10 September 2019. He died at the age of 27, eight years after being diagnosed with the condition, Arteriovenous malformation. Ball has a sister Natalie Myricks.
Ball Lost Both of His Parents Before He Was 10 Years of Age. In his 2016 Raiders documentary, Ball said that over three years span, he lost both of his parents, Johanna and Ronnie Ball.
Ball told ESPN in 2015 that his mother, who had been battling cancer, suffered a heart attack on Mother’s Day when he was six years old. When he was nine, his father was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away shortly after the diagnosis due to a seizure.
Neiron Ball Career & Education
The ball was a native of Jackson, Georgia, a town of more than 5,000, located around 50 miles southeast of Atlanta.
He attended Jackson High School in town and was regarded as one of the top linebacking prospects in the country, according to his official Gators profile.
During his time in high school, Ball had more than 100 tackles in his junior year and could run a 100-meter dash in 11.19. The ball was also measured at high jumping 5-foot-8.
Following his high school graduation, Ball opted to play for the University of Florida, choosing the Gators over Louisiana State University, Clemson and Alabama.
While at the University of Florida, Ball recorded the first sack in 2013 at the expense of future Heisman winner Jameis Winston.
In 2015, Ball was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of that year’s draft. Ball was waived by the Raiders in the summer of 2017.
Neiron Ball Coma Since
Ball Had Been in a Medically Induced Coma Since September 2018.
He was placed at Emory Hospital in Atlanta after he suffered a brain aneurysm. His family said in a July 2019 statement that although Ball had woken from the coma, he was now a quadriplegic.
His family launched a GoFundMe page to help to pay for his medical care in July 2019. At the time of writing, that page has raised $136,000.
Neiron Ball Death Cause
On September 10, 2019, his death was confirmed through multiple posts from family members on his Facebook page.